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Music Video: Kemuri – “THUMBS UP!”

Japanese ska-punk veterans Kemuri have premiered a music video for their track “THUMBS UP!” You can watch it below.

The track comes from the band’s upcoming 12th album, “FREEDOMOSH,” which is set to release on March 1st via ONECIRCLE. You can find the album art and tracklist below the video.



Kemuri (ska-punk) release music video for “O-Zora”

Japanese ska-punk act Kemuri have released a music video for their song “「O-zora」”. The song appears on the DVD that is bundled with the band’s recently released “best of” album, Ska Bravo, and you can watch the video below.

Kemuri released Ska Bravo earlier this year. 



DS Photo Gallery: Kemuri, Dan P & The Bricks, and Monkey 20th Anniversary Party Bottom of the Hill SF

The night had finally come! KEMURI!!! Japanese ska-punk band Kemuri was arrived stateside, celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band, and their first time in San Francisco in 17 years. The anticipation was enough to cause a heart attack as we awaited the Nipponjin’s takeover. San Jose-based Monkey opened the crowd, with Santa Cruz-ish Dan P and The Bricks warming the stage for the long-awaited Kemuri. It was indeed to be a night of moon stomping, floor bouncing, and legs kicking. OH! By the way…Mike Park (founder of Asian Man Records/member of Skankin’ Pickle, Bruce Lee Band, Chinkees, etc) started the night off with DJ Mike Park samplings of many popular AMR tracks (of course).

Monkey just recently released their newest album “Bananarchy” through Asian Man, and has been on the road fervently promoting the new work. It seems as though it was just yesterday that I saw them at Thee Parkside back in February. I can’t say enough good things about these guys. Not only is there an amazing stage presence, but the music lifts you off your seat. Horns, dropping bass, and soulful, resounding vocals create depth and a vibe that you can’t help but move your feet to. If you don’t yet know this group, get your lesson on here.

Dan P. AKA Dan Potthast. AKA the man, the myth, and the legend behind Mu330 (with the help of Jerry and others), is now Dan P & The Bricks – a Santa Cruz-based ska group that includes members of that old band Slow Gherkin. The set was a great prep for Kemuri and showcased Dan, AJ, and company at their finest. It’s always great to look out and see nothing but smiling faces in a crowd.

Kemuri. It’s possible that I may have gotten so overwhelmed with this band that my review of the show may be a bit clouded. This was my first time seeing the famed Japanese septet, but not without desire. The last time Kemuri played in SF I was a struggling 12 year old kid, mail-ordering to AMR, Hopeless, Epitaph and others trying to find something I could believe in.  This has been a band that ranks up there with Less Than Jake, Blue Meanies, and others, in terms of THAT formative ska/punk band, Shoot vs. dance – that is always the question. Thankfully, with a healthy crowd, I was able to squeeze both in. The band played some amazing favorites like “Ato-Ichinen”, “New Generation”, and one of my all-time favorites “PMA”. It was one of those shows where my legs were sore the next day from too much dancing! Not only does the band rock the house, but all the members are some of the nicest musicians I have ever met. A real class act. Maintain a “Positive Mental Attitude”. Always and forever.

Thanks to Mike, Fumio, Bottom of the Hill, and everyone who came out to celebrate an absolutely incredible night of ska/punk, horns, smiles, and Japanese Invasion!!!

Have a look at all the photos from the night’s festivities below.



Kemuri to release ‘best-of’ album “Mirai Wa Akarui” through Asian Man Records

Earlier this year, Japanese ska-punk veterans Kemuri announced plans to release a new record titled Mirai Wa Akarui in the United States through Asian Man Records. Today, they have revealed the album which is set to be released on April 7th will not feature all-new material, but that it will be a compilation featuring the best songs from their discography.

Check out the cover art above / tracklist below, and head over to the Asian Man’s webstore to get your pre-orders in.

Kemuri’s latest full-length album Rampant was released in October of 2014. The band will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this September by playing some shows with a reunited Skankin’ Pickle, as well as Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish.



Kemuri announce 20th anniversary Japanese shows with Skankin’ Pickle, Less Than Jake & Reel Big Fish

Japanese ska-punk veterans Kemuri have announced they will be three shows in honor of their 20th anniversary this September, and they will be joined by a reunited Skankin’ Pickle, as well as Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish. Dates and locations can be found below.

Kemuri recently announced plans to put out a new record in the United States through Asian Man Records this April. The band’s latest full-length Rampant was released in 2014.



Kemuri to release new album through Asian Man Records

Asian Man Records owner Mike Park has announced the label will be releasing a new album from Japanese ska-punk veterans Kemuri this April!

The album is titled Mirai wa Akarui, and the first track they’ve made available for streaming originally appeared on the band’s 2007 full-length Blastin’. That, combined with the fact that the band’s latest album Rampant was released just a few months ago, leads me to believe this will be a compilation of songs from albums that didn’t receive US distribution. But don’t quote me on that.

Anyway, if you haven’t heard the song already, give “Hazuki no Umi” a listen below. And if you haven’t heard Kemuri before, be sure to pick up the new released when it goes up for pre-order!



Random Cover Song: Kemuri – “Time Bomb” (Rancid)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Tonight’s cover comes from Japanese ska-punk act Kemuri, and their cover of Rancid’s tune “Time Bomb”. The original version appeared on the classic Rancid album “…And Out Come The Wolves”, while Kemuri’s version appeared off their 2014 covers album “Kemurified”.

You can listen to both versions of “Time Bomb” below.



Music Video: Kemuri (Japanese ska-punk) – “I Am Proud”

Japanese ska-punks Kemuri have released a music video for their song “I Am Proud” and you can check it out below.

The song appears on the band’s recently released album “Rampant” which you can pick up from the band’s official website.